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Sweet potato oven fries

(Food Styling/Sheryl Julian and Catherine Smart; Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
November 17, 2010

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Serves 6

4 large sweet potatoes, cut into slender spears
2 tablespoons olive oil, or more to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Set the oven at 400 degrees. Have on hand 2 large rimmed baking sheets.

2. On the sheets, spread out the potatoes. Sprinkle each batch with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Toss the spears with your hands until they are coated all over, adding more oil if necessary. Arrange the spears cut sides up in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Roast the spears, turning several times with a wide metal spatula, for 40 minutes or until they are brown at the edges. Sprinkle with more salt, if you like.

Sheryl Julian